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Curved glass contributes to harmony between Victorian and contemporary design

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When glass helps to create a comfortable learning environment

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Floor to ceiling windows provide light, transparency and sweeping views of Central Park

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Applications of glass

Taking glass to new heights

Choosing the right glass for a building can improve its appearance and performance while helping to reduce energy costs for years to come. Whether you need glass for façades, balustrades, doors, windows, partitions, mirrors or any other building application, Guardian Glass can help you find the right glass for anything you can imagine.

  • Curtain walls

    A curtain wall is a non-structural outer covering of a building. Since it is non-structural, it can be made of lightweight materials, helping thereby to reduce construction costs.

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  • Curved glazing

    Curved glass, also referred to as bent glass, is glass that has been heated past its softening point and formed into a curved shape, either by annealed gravity bending, or by heat-treated (tempered or heat-strengthened) bending.

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  • Louvers

    Around the world, there is a growing trend in the use of glass louvers and screens for commercial buildings and retail storefronts driven by the increased desire for solar shading and to better control daylighting and energy efficiency throughout the building.

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  • Roofs and skylights

    Roof glazing can safely be used throughout a building roof, reducing the need for artificial lighting, providing a natural source of daylight while still addressing solar and thermal insulation needs.

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  • Balustrades

    Glass can be safely used for balustrades, railings and barriers in a building, bringing natural light into open spaces. Glass balustrades allow light to pass through, reducing the need for artificial lighting and providing a natural source of daylight.

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  • Oversized glazing

    Guardian Glass has a long history of manufacturing jumbo coated glass around the world. Our jumbo coaters help glass accomplish everything standard glass does best—on a larger scale.

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  • Picture frames

    When it comes to displaying photographs of your loved ones, or works of art in an exhibition, the glass plays as an important role as the frame. Anti-reflective picture framing coated glass help reduce glare and reflection, maintaining the integrity of the picture, photograph or painting.

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  • Partitions

    Glass can be used for interior applications as partitions or divides throughout a building, bringing natural light into open spaces. Glass partitions reduce the need for artificial lighting, while providing privacy, sound attenuation, decoration and impact resistance. Glass partitions create an “open plan” working space filled with light but also allowing for quiet or semi-private areas.

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  • Showers

    Selecting the right glass for a shower enclosure in your home is critical. While the visual appeal of the shower glass is important, keeping the glass enclosure safe and clean is also key. Guardian Glass offers a variety of beautiful glass options to achieve the shower of your dream.

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  • Furniture

    Use glass as a design feature in a variety of home furnishings, such as kitchen and dining tables, coffee tables, shelves, picture frames, cupboards, wardrobes and mirrors. Choosing the right glass can bring dimension and detail to ordinary furniture and showcase goods with light, colour and angles.

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  • Windows

    Selecting the right glass for windows in your home is important. It’s not just about how your windows look – it’s also about how they perform in terms of solar control, security, sound reduction, thermal insulation and privacy.

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  • Doors

    External doors are one of home’s fundamental requirements, they are the first impression of home, and for an inviting experience, many homeowners choose glass. Exterior and interior doors made of glass add light to homes, but they can also be a source of energy waste.

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